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2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education, BA


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College Education
Academic Award Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 125 semester credits
Faculty Lead Paul Kress
CIP Code 13.1318

The major in Secondary Education prepares students to become professional teachers for both public and private schools in specific subject areas covering 5th through 12th grades. Aspiring teachers study the liberal arts, Bible and theology, educational foundations, psychology, assessment, learning theory and pedagogy, and instructional methods for various subjects—social studies, English/language arts, ESL, health and fitness, biology, mathematics, theatre arts, or music. During one semester, students demonstrate their teaching skills in public or private school classrooms, leading to formal certification by the State of Washington.

Teaching Certificate Endorsements

Secondary education majors earn endorsements in specific subjects: biology, physics, English/Language Arts, ELL, health and fitness [physical education], mathematics, social studies, or theatre arts. Choral music, general music, and instrumental music endorsements are available through the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree.

Professional Standards and Performance Assessment

Within the context of educational restructuring and accountability for learning results, the performance of each candidate is evaluated in multiple ways over time. Assessment of candidate performance focuses on demon­strated competency in both knowledge and teaching skill, which employs varied strategies to measure professional knowledge, subject matter mastery, and teaching effec­tiveness. Measures include written examination, oral communication, classroom management, curricular and instructional design, practice teaching, projects and portfolios, written expression, visual and musical arts, and the success of children in field settings.

College of Education Outcomes

The College of Education, directed by broad research and theory, and in accordance with state standards, prepares teachers in eleven specific proficiencies. These outcomes guide our candidates’ experience throughout all of our COE programs. Specifically, in our BA in Secondary Education we aim toward the following outcomes:

Holistic Teachers,

  1. Candidates identify the influences of cultural background and situation for each student;
  2. Candidates demonstrate culturally responsive pedagogy aimed at the holistic learning of all students;
  3. Candidates equip students to appropriately engage their unique backgrounds in their own academic, social, and emotional development.

Adaptive Teachers,

  1. Candidates identify the different ways in which students acquire, demonstrate, and reinforce content knowledge and procedures;
  2. Candidates demonstrate differentiated teaching, adapting instruction where appropriate to meet student needs while remaining aligned with learning standards;
  3. Candidates equip students to adjust their own learning strategies and practices in order to overcome learning obstacles.

Learner-Focused Teachers,

  1. Candidates identify a variety of assessment tools through which to monitor and promote positive impact on student learning;
  2. Candidates demonstrate reflective instruction, analyzing student work in order to further develop their own pedagogical practices;
  3. Candidates equip students to reflect on their own learning by identifying learning targets and their progress toward them.
  4. Candidates pass their state-required WEST-E/NES content assessments necessary for certification (content areas: Secondary Biology, Physics, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, K-12 Health and Fitness, K-12 Music, K-12 English Language Learner, and K-12 Theater Arts).
  5. Candidates pass their state-required edTPA pedagogy assessment necessary for certification (pedagogy areas: Secondary Biology, Physics, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, K-12 Health and Fitness, K-12 Music, K-12 English Language Learner, and K-12 Theater Arts).

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60


Humanities: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)
  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:
    Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI)

Science and Mathematics: 7


  • MATH xxxx College-level Mathematics 3 credits #
  • SCIE xxxx Science course with Lab 4 credits #

# See Core Academic Subject Area Endorsement for specific requirements

Formation and Calling: 6


Core Electives: 8


Any college-level courses

Pre-Major Requirements: 6


Pre-Major requirements may be applied to the Core Curriculum requirements or General Electives

Professional Requirements Secondary Education: 33


Core Academic Subject Area Endorsement: 29-46


Select one Core Academic Subject Area Endorsement: Biology, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, or Health and Fitness.

Biology Secondary (5-12) Endorsement: 36-43


College Education, Arts and Sciences
Academic Award Core Subject-Area Endorsement
Credits Required 36 semester credits
Faculty Lead Eric Steinkamp
CIP Code 13.1322

English/Language Arts Secondary (5-12) Endorsement: 33-36


College Education, Arts and Sciences
Academic Award Core Subject-Area Endorsement
Credits Required 33 semester credits
Faculty Lead Lenae Nofziger
CIP Code 13.1401

Pre-Endorsement Requirements: 3


Pre-Endorsement requirements may be applied to the Core Curriculum requirements

Mathematics Secondary (5-12) Endorsement: 37-40


College Education, Arts and Sciences
Academic Award Core Subject-Area Endorsement
Credits Required 37 semester credits
Faculty Lead Millicent Thomas
CIP Code 13.1311

Pre-Endorsement Requirements: 3


Pre-Endorsement requirements may be applied to the Core Curriculum requirements

Science and Mathematics

Physics Secondary (5-12) Endorsement: 36-43


College Education, Arts and Sciences
Academic Award Core Subject-Area Endorsement
Credits Required 36 semester credits
Faculty Lead Eric Steinkamp
CIP Code 13.1329

Social Studies Secondary (5-12) Endorsement: 33-39


College Education, Arts and Sciences
Academic Award Core Subject-Area Endorsement
Credits Required 33 semester credits
Faculty Lead Joshua Meeks
CIP Code 13.1318

Pre-Endorsement Requirements: 6


Pre-Endorsement requirements may be applied to the Core Curriculum requirements

Endorsement Requirements: 33


Health and Fitness All Level Endorsement: 34-38


College Education, Arts and Sciences
Academic Award Core Subject-Area Endorsement
Credits Required 34 semester credits
Faculty Lead Stephanie Kerr
CIP Code 13.1314

Music All Level Endorsement: 34-36


Pre-Endorsement Requirements: 0-2


  • Piano Proficiency 0-2 credits

All music majors must demonstrate a basic level of proficiency on the piano. Students may demonstrate proficiency by passing a piano proficiency exam administered by the piano faculty, or by successfully completing two credits of applied piano lessons (MUPL 1211  ).

Ensembles Requirements

It is anticipated that one ensemble will be taken each enrolled semester, through sprng semester before student teaching. (Student participation will be evaluated fro professional portfolio.)

Select zero-credit ensembles from the following:

 

Minor Academic Subject Area Endorsement


The following endorsements are only available as an addition to a Core Academic Subject endorsement.

English Language Learner All Level Endorsement: 28-31


College Education, Arts and Sciences
Academic Award Minor Subject-Area Endorsement
Credits Required 28 semester credits
Faculty Lead Suzan Kobashigawa
CIP Code 13.1399

Pre-Endorsement Requirements: 3


Pre-Endorsement requirements may be applied to the Core Curriculum requirements

Theatre Arts All Level Endorsement: 28


College Education, Arts and Sciences
Academic Award Minor Subject-Area Endorsement
Credits Required 28 semester credits
Faculty Lead Chrystal Helmcke
CIP Code 50.0501

The Theatre Arts Endorsement has one course which mandates a prerequisite course. Before registering for DRAM 3213-Shakespeare, students must successfully complete one of the following courses: ENGL 2133-Survey of British Literature or DRAM 4333-Theatre History

Endorsement Requirements: 28


General Electives: 0-3


Any college-level courses

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